It’s that time of year. Spring is approaching and it’s time to de-clutter and clean up your home. In doing so, you might notice a few projects you’d like to undertake to give your house a facelift. When it comes to home improvements, is it best to do it yourself or hire a professional? Here is a breakdown of some common situations from the team at Booher Remodeling Company.

When to DIY vs. When to Hire

When to DIY

You’ve got a decent set of tools and are fairly knowledgeable when it comes to using them, but it’s important to understand what projects you can realistically tackle yourself. Let’s take a look at some of the lighter upgrades for your home.

Fresh Paint

Painting is straightforward enough, once you’ve decided on a color that is. All you need is the paint, some brushes, and free time. Just be sure to plan ahead and appropriately mask off anything you don’t want to be covered in a fresh coat of paint.

New Hardware

These days, most hardware comes with straightforward and easy-to-follow instructions. Replacing faucets, showerheads, cabinet handles and similar items will likely be a quick update.

Light Fixtures

When working with lighting, make sure you are cautious and turn off any electricity when necessary. After you’re sure the working conditions are safe, replacing outdated light sources can be a painless DIY process.

When to Hire

Larger projects require a lot more planning, and it’s best to involve a professional from the start rather than after you’ve attempted the project yourself. Here are some situations when it’s best to call for help.

Running Electrical

Upgrading your sconces is one thing. Running new electrical lines is an entirely different job and requires extensive knowledge. Incorrectly wiring your home can lead to serious and potentially dangerous issues in the future. Leave this one up to the professionals.

Different Configuration

Relocating appliances, toilets, or showers is a larger job that needs planning and a solid understanding of plumbing. You’ll want an expert to help with this type of work so that when the job is done everything works properly and is up to code.

Cabinet Installation

New cabinets can completely transform your kitchen. Installing them is hard work and more than likely needs several pairs of hands to properly secure. This type of job is great to contract out so you won’t have to second guess your ability to properly level, mount, and anchor your new cabinets.

We love this trade so we understand people who want to take on a DIY project, and we encourage you to do so if you’re confident you can do the job right! However, if the project is looming a little large, contact Booher Remodeling at (317) 852-5546 or request a virtual consultation. We serve the Indianapolis area, including Zionsville, Brownsburg, Pittsboro, and Eagle Creek.